2020 EmpowerFest Cancelled

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact people across the country and the world, the safety and well-being of our patients and staff is of utmost concern. After careful consideration of the current situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel EmpowerFest scheduled for Aug. 28-30 in Austin. We do not currently plan to reschedule the event for later in 2020. Thank you to our community and those who had planned to attend for your understanding at this time. Please send any questions to EmpowerFest@hanger.com.

Hanger Clinic's EmpowerFest events give you the opportunity to learn from professional amputee athletes, world-class prosthetists, and peers who are thriving with prosthetic technology! Discover the power of shared experiences and support from an uplifting community of amputees. All ages and levels of mobility are welcome.


Peer-to-Peer Support · Mobility Training · Golf · Swimming · Yoga · Adaptive Dancing · Zip Lining · Health and Wellness · Friday Night Concert · Horseback Riding · Pickleball · Quad Support Group · World-Class Prosthetists · Medical Professional Presenters · Men's and Women's Resource


Kevin M. Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP/D

Kevin M. Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP/D

Kevin Carroll is an accomplished healthcare professional with 35+ years as a practicing prosthetist, visionary researcher, and educator. As Vice President of Prosthetics for Hanger Clinic, he travels nationally and internationally presenting scientific symposiums and managing difficult prosthetic cases.

Kevin is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and has been named a Fellow with Distinction of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, one of the highest honors of the profession. He also received the honor of Doctor of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University for his humanitarian work.

Kevin is the co-developer of the Hanger Clinic ComfortFlex® Socket System and co-developed the first prosthetic tail for Winter the Dolphin with his colleague, Dan Strzempka. Winter's story debuted on Sept. 23, 2011, in a feature film, Dolphin Tale. He has appeared on news broadcasts such as Dateline, 20/20, CBS Early Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and Discovery Channel.